Investor's Watch List: Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

Andrew Cummings
November 14, 2017

In recent trading day Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) stock showed the move of 0.10% with the closing price of $61.72. Over the past twelve months, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)'s stock was -10.17%. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500. Brandywine Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Company, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 477,359 shares.

A stock rating usually tells investors how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts think is a fair value for the stock, based on an independent evaluation of the company. The value in dollars increased from $2,964,000 to $3,816,000 a change of $852,000 since the last quarter.

Marathon Oil's Uptrend: Should We Be Worried? The stock increased 0.78% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $62.2. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. It has outperformed by 294.39% the S&P500. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and three have issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Wells Fargo & Company lowered shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and cut their price objective for the company from $65.00 to $56.00 in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. The consensus target price is $49.80 with 0 firms rating the stock a strong buy, 0 firms rating the stock a buy, 0 firms rating the stock a hold, 0 firms rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 firms rating the stock a sell. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, February 5 by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 16 by Barclays Capital. Moreover, Citigroup has 0.04% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). RBC Capital Markets has "Top Pick" rating and $58 target. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Thursday, May 19 by UBS. The mean rating score for this stock is at 2.30. BTIG Research maintained Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (NYSE:KW) on Monday, November 6 with "Buy" rating.

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.57 million activity. Palmer C. Michael also sold $237,696 worth of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) shares. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $1.36 million was made by Kelley Thomas M. on Wednesday, June 14.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q2. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 1.52. It helps investors in determining whether buying, selling or holding on to a stock would be beneficial for them. 64 funds opened positions while 161 raised stakes.

The company now has an insider ownership of 0.22 Percent and Institutional ownership of 81.2 Percent. Bp Public Ltd Co owns 67,000 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio.

Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab reports that it bought 79,896 shares in the previous quarter increasing its holdings in Marathon Petroleum Corp by 15.2%. Lpl Fin Limited Liability Corporation owns 44,033 shares. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.15/share and a low EPS of $-0.15/share. Tompkins invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Tocqueville Asset Lp has invested 0% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Financial Bank has invested 0.03% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Wealthfront has invested 0.01% in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO). Dubuque Bancshares And Trust invested in 0% or 72 shares.

The organization is now holding a P/E ratio of *tba with a forward P/E ratio of *tba, indicating how cheap or expensive the share price is which in turn reveals the sentiments of the investors.

Analysts await Tronox Ltd (NYSE:TROX) to report earnings on February, 20. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share. MPC's profit will be $439.58 million for 17.28 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. In the last earnings report the EPS was $3.20 with 498.00M shares now outstanding. Sherwin (NYSE:SHW) was reduced too.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc. holds 1.22% of its portfolio in CTS Corporation for 144,777 shares. It also upped Spdr Dow Jones Intl Real Estat (RWX) stake by 12,987 shares and now owns 129,476 shares.

Among 31 analysts covering Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Therefore 50% are positive. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 10.3% in the third quarter. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was downgraded by TheStreet to "Hold".

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